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HIGH HOPES HAMMOCKS: YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS GIVE BACK - WZZM, by Erin Zacek
March 18, 2016

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MT. PLEASANT, MICH. (WZZM) - Their company is still in its infancy, but already three students at Central Michigan University are using their profits to give back to people in need.

Connor Moynihan, Georgiana Klem, and Christian Cullinan are the founders of High Hopes Hammock Company.

“People are really transitioning from traditional tents to hammock camping,” said Moynihan. Their hammock features an innovative cocoon design that velcros shut, protecting the person inside from the elements.

For every hammock the company sells, they donate a hammock or the equivalent cost to a person facing homelessness, by partnering with West Michigan homeless shelters or charity organizations. “We love the idea of combining our passion for the outdoors with our passion for giving,” said Klem. Cullinan agrees: “I've always felt that companies that are successful have a social obligation to help those who need it.”

The donations address the population of people who have past traumas that make it difficult to sleep in the confined, and sometimes noisy, shelter space.

For more information about the company, visit highhopeshammock.com.